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Somebody created a Franchise page for Dead or Alive. Is this kosher? I'm not seeing any cross-media material.
There's a movie, but that's not enough for a franchise page.
Wonder Momo doesn't seem to deserve the Franchise namespace, either. It's one of several old and obscure Namco video games that was much later made into a webcomic.
Kingdom Hearts is a bunch of Video Games and Manga adaptations. I'm pretty sure there's only two media here (a not-official musical adaptation in Germany wouldn't count, I'd think). Should this stay in Franchise?
I also have a general question concerning this namespace and video games that has not been mentioned in this thread:
For books, I suppose that'd be different publishers or different authors (i.e. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which already is in the namespace).
I just want to make sure these pages are supposed to be in the namespace.
edited 16th May '13 9:37:52 AM by DunDun
Can I please have an opinion on whether Metroid needs the Franchise/ namespace? I really don't think it does, since the series consists of:
I moved it back to Video Game/, but Vir reverted this change.
That sounds very similar to my question about Kingdom Hearts—neither of them are in three or more media. Is Metroid in multiple consoles/handhelds (within the same generation of video games)?
I think a part of the issue with old video game series is that people off this wiki call them franchises instead of series. (I'm not insinuating that we should change the name of the namespace, by the way.)
There are Metroid games for the NES (1), SNES (1), Game Boy (1), Game Boy Advance (2), Game Cube (2), Nintendo DS (2), and Wii (2).
@55: Hmmm. If the comics you mentioned are Western-style, that's three media types which qualifies Metroid for a Franchise page.
Maybe we write up work pages for the manga and comic.
This is a full listing of the comics.
Yup. Metroid qualifies. I see both manga and Western comics.
I just converted Prince of Persia into a franchise page, and created seven work pages for individual games. (The film and 2008 game had pages already, and I made an all-new page for the graphic novel some time ago.) Most of the old examples have been removed for the moment, because I want to sort them out properly.
Warcraft should probably be made a franchise page. We've got an RTS series, the More Popular Spinoff MMO that displaced it (to my eternal annoyance), as well as an Expanded Universe with OEL Manga and novel series.
EDIT: Oh, and a TCG.
edited 17th Jun '13 10:14:47 PM by StarSword
The Addams Family should probably be converted from a disambiguation into a franchise page. The recent musical isn't directly based on the series or either of the movies, and there have also been books and video games (though probably most of those are forgettable tie-ins).
Do Rock Raiders, Cabbage Patch Kids, and The Haunted Mansion count?
edited 29th Jun '13 7:46:13 AM by PancticeSquadCutterback
Apologies for doubling, but should I make the page Franchise.Homestar Runner? It's spanned least three formats: The original books, the multiple web-series, and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.
I'm guessing Nancy Drew needs the franchise treatment. All those books, multiple film adaptations, a pair of live action TV series (one of which was a crossover with The Hardy Boys), and a line of video games. EDIT: Oh, and a comic book series too. (I was checking Wikipedia.)
edited 15th Jul '13 10:34:12 AM by TotemicHero
Double posting to let you know I did Nancy Drew. It may need some more work though. There also may need to be some page splits (with just one page to cover all the different book series), but that's a topic for another thread. note cough ifanyonewantstostartoneortellmewheretostartone cough
I have a question for a Long Runner: Lupin III has 2 Manga, 4 anime series, 1 live action (and a second fan-made) movie, over 25 animated films, and a video game. Does it need moving?
Welp. That surely seems to warrant a Franchise/ page.
I wrote a basic one for Franchise.Firefly (TV, feature film, comic books, tabletop RPG Game System). Can someone check behind me?
^That looks more like a disambiguation. I suspect that you could use this tool to track down some trope examples.
Also, does Friday Night Lights qualify for a franchise? It has a series page and a film page.
No, Franchise is for 3 or more separate media types.
It have three medias, book, film and series. Two of them have pages.
Should Ace Attorney be moved to Franchise/? It started out as a series of visual novels and has been adapted into several manga, a live action film, a musical, and a stage play.
edited 10th Aug '13 3:58:08 PM by MacronNotes
Funny it took me so long to notice, but The Matrix would do well with a move to a Franchise page. There's a movie series, an anime compilation, online video games, and probably more. This opens up the Film/ namespace for an entry on the first movie, and Reloaded and Revolutions can then be split into their articles. The big work is the wick clean-up.
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